The Tallahassee Community Remembrance Project (TCRP) hosts the first annual remembrance program for Leon County’s lynching victims on the afternoon of Saturday, February 12. The TCRP is a coalition of forty-six partner organizations and faith communities, including UUCT.
The remembrance begins at 2:00 pm in Cascades Park, at the historical marker near the corner of East Gaines and South Meridian streets. Dr. Maxine Jones, history professor and women’s studies director at Florida State University, will speak on Leon County’s four documented lynching victims: Pierce Taylor, Mick Morris, Ernest Ponder, and Richard Hawkins. Face masks are optional for the 30-minute program.
The program continues at 3:00 pm in the parish hall of St. John’s Episcopal Church, 211 N. Monroe Street. FSU history professor Dr. Jennifer Koslow will share the story of six additional victims: “They were all from Leon County: the 1911 Lynching in Lake City.”
Please enter the parish hall from Calhoun Street; face masks are required. The program will last approximately 60 minutes and include time for questions.
Both events are free and open to the public.